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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm EST
to start a fight over the debt ceiling. the u.s. could reach its debt ceiling by the end of the month, and risk defaulting on its loans early next year. house speaker john boehner today said, quote, we don't have time for the president to continue shifting the goal posts. we need to solve this problem. danielle lee now joins us from capitol hill with more on this story tonight. danielle? >> reporter: jim, good evening. we're just now learning that president obama spoke to house speaker john boehner by phone this afternoon. but we're not hearing of any progress on avoiding the fiscal cliff or on raising the nation's debt ceiling which is currently at $16.4 trillion. there are new concerns about what could happen to the country's credit rating in the new year. each day toward the fiscal cliff is also another day closer to the country maxing out on its borrowing limit. president obama talked to business leaders today. >> the only thing that the debt ceiling is good for as a weapon is to destroy your credit rating. >> reporter: he's worried republicans may re newsto raise the country's de
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm EST
citizens took a shot at republicans today with their own symbolic ball drop outside the u.s. capitol, the group trying to send republicans a message to not on their words drop the ball on the middle class when it comes to offer tax breaks. >>> breaking news this evening in the murder of a capitol hill man shot in his car early monday morning. d.c. police have just released this video of two persons of interest. it is surveillance video from a nearby school. it's not known whether it was taken before or after jason emma was killed. a wild ride landed three people in custody. police say this stolen car crashed into a metro bush near wheeler room. the suspects a littledly went on a purse-snatching spree before the accident. >>> at 6:30, we'll tell you what one of the victims said to the alleged robbers right before they made their getaway. >>> about an hour ago all the lanes reop after a six-vehicle pileup. traffic was snarled for more than six hours. it happened at the intersection of rockville pike at temple avenue in rockville. i believe that's near congressional plaza. you a driver
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >>> we're going to be heading >>> the u.s. consulate in ben gauze i would have had a poor security in a threat environment flashing red. that's the conclusion of a new senate rot on an attack that killed an ambassador and three other americans. the senate committee on homeland security and government affairs released the bipartisan report today. that report levels a major portion of the blame on the state department for failing to respond to repeated requests from u.s. staff in benghazi for more security, but the committee also found fault with the intelligence community, the defense department, the white house and congress. >> the terrorists essentially walked into the com pound, virtually unimpeded and set it ablaze due to extremely poor security. >> looking back, i would say we should have closed this facility. >> the report also notes that the administration also gave inconsistent -- the intelligence community drined to provide unclassified talking points for public consumption. >>> now to a developing story involves secretary of state hillary clinton. we just learned doctors e
NBC
Dec 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
as the national menorah was lit to celebrate hanukkah. the u.s. navy band was among the features performances. this is the world's largest menorah. it caps the first full day of the jewish holiday that celebrates the victory of the mack beeian army and the triumph of light over darkness. >>> in fiscal cliff negotiations, it's looking more like president obama could get his way on tax hikes for the wealthy. he met behind closed doors with house speaker john boehner at the white house this afternoon. no word yet on what came out of those talks, but an increasing number of congressional republicans are indicating they'll accept a tax -- >> we have spent all this time talking about revenue, but as we watched our government continue to spend more. this is really about spending. >> will i accept a tax increase as a part of a deal to actually solve our problems? yes. >> across the board tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in if the white house and congress continueeach a deal now in 22 days. >>> dallas cowboys player remains behind bars tonight after a deadly crash that killed a team
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 6:00pm EST
elected to both houses of congress and the second longest serving senator in u.s. history. inouye represented the state of hawaii for nearly 50 years. the the 88-year-old died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> lawmakers are losing hope that a comprehensive deal to avoided fiscal cliff can be reached by the end of year. many are pushing for a patchwork measure. a broader plan to better balance taxes and cut spending would be discussed in the new year. congress is on break for christmas. they'll only have a few days to get any type of deal done when they return after the holiday. >>> mitt romney's sontagg says his father, quote, wanted to be less than anyone he's het in his life. he made those comments "the boston globe." tagg romney said his father had no desire to become president and would have stepped aside if he had someone to take his place. he described his father as a very private person who doesn't love attention. tagg romney served as an adviser to the 2012 romney campaign. >>> could be the end for jack's boat house. why the historic riverfront rental shop has
NBC
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm EST
in the u.s. senate. daniel inouye died, being hospitalized at walter reed for the last week. he was a world war ii veteran who earned the medal of honor when he lost his right away in 1945. he was first elected to the senate in 1962. senator daniel i oway was 88 years old. >>> the question and grieving continues. another different day as family and friends attended funerals for the first of two young victims today. >> authorities say sandy hook elementary school could remain closed down for months, but school officials have found another building for the students to attend class. as investigators comb the gunman's home, they discovered a badly damaged computer and hard drive inside. we get the latest tonight from nbc's jay gray. >> reporter: good evening, jim and doreen. every day seems to bring a more difficult task. today this grieving community gathered for what may be the toughest, the first two of 26 emotional good-byes. four days ago is when the unthinkable happened here. now this heartbroken community begins a seemingly unbearable task. today the first two of 20 young chi
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
malls, is on his way back to northern virginia tonight. he was extradited and flown from peru to the u.s. today. police in peru took him into custody near a shopping mall in january. he is accused of cutting ten young women with a box cutter or razor. none of the victims were seriously hurt. >>> an active search under way for a shooter in aspen hill, maryland p.m. at about 4:30 this afternoon a 19-year-old was shot in the eye. the police tell us it happened in a park near the intersection of connecticut avenue and grand prix road. once again, police searching thatrea now trying to find the shooter. >>> we just learned the name of a man found murdered near a d.c. elementary school. police identified the victim as 5-year-old anthony rice of northwest washington. a dog walker found rice shot to death at ft. lincoln park yesterday. that's right behind thurgood marshall elementary school in northeast. the school notified parents and planned to hold all activities indoors until this investigation in the park was wrapped up. >>> vicious murder still unsolved after seven years. today the culpepe
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